not feel oneself

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not feel oneself

To not feel physically or mentally well; to not feel as one normally should. I'm sorry for getting upset at you earlier. I just don't feel myself today. I know Mary hasn't felt herself ever since her cousin died.
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not feel yourˈself

not feel as healthy, happy, etc. as you usually feel: I don’t feel myself this morning; I think I’ll stay at home.
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Respondents were asked whether they feel or do not feel themselves religious.
Adam Smith in his book 'The Wealth of Nations' has very rightly expressed that 'commerce and industry can seldom flourish long in any state which does not enjoy a regular administration of justice, in which people do not feel themselves secure in the possession of their property, in which the faith of contract is not supported by law.
He said that the government and people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shared the grief of the families of victims and they should not feel themselves alone.
He informed government officials, NGOs employees and well-off people did not feel themselves secure even inside their houses.
Our compassion must be personal so that those we serve do not feel themselves a burden, but know themselves to be blessed.
LDP IT'S a genuine wonder that patients sitting wistfully in hospital waiting rooms, wondering whether they are ever going to see the doctor, do not feel themselves being tossed to and fro as they pass the hours away.
and they probably will not feel themselves to blame if state insurance is ultimately the result of what they deem to be constructive and progressive regulation of the business of stock fire and casualty insurance.
Could the lack of structured learning of basic skills during the whole of the primary school experience be down to the fact that too many teachers do not feel themselves competent to teach the skills that are to be tested and so have to mug up the basics of spelling, parts of speech, punctuation, addition, subtraction, fractions and elementary science just before Year Six, when they will have to try to get children through a national, externally assessed exam?
However, as Haywood City Learning Centre in Stoke-on-Trent found (Janet Thursfield, personal communication, May 4, 2005) there is no guarantee that even if all these methods are tried the library will be successful in attracting the local community if local people do not feel themselves to have ownership of, and active involvement in, the library.
Most did not feel themselves competent to address the mind, and in the end, they were left seeming to reduce the individual to a defect.
The reasons thousands of people in South East Wales who are learning Welsh give for taking up this endeavour is because they wish to refind their roots and they do not feel themselves truly Welsh unless they are speaking the language of their forebears.
Multiculturalists also have a response: let hymnals proliferate, since we are not truly living together if some people are made to be what they do not feel themselves to be.
And what of the members of a race or gender or class, who do not feel themselves to be represented by the group viewpoint presumed to represent them?
The editors hope the book will 'prove enlightening and stimulating to all who have a professional interest in the teaching and study of Shakespearean dramatic language'; those who merely read, watch, and love Shakespeare need not feel themselves excluded.
The poem speaks of the dilemma of immigrants who have lost their original culture, yet do not feel themselves part of American culture.